Assam | Lecturer arrested for objectionable Facebook post on Delhi violence


GUWAHATI | February 29, 2020:

In Assam, a lecturer at Sichar's Gurucharan College was apprehended on Friday for objectionable post on his Facebook page on the Delhi riots and the role of the Hindutva forces.

Based on a complaint made by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Silchar police arrested him from his residence in the Itkhola area of the town.

Although he had deleted the derogatory posts and had apologised for some irresponsible comments about a communally sensitive issue the police said that he will be produced before the local court.

Sengupta's cousins, said trouble for the teacher began on Thursday night when Kunaljit Dey used screenshots of the teacher's posts and said he had insulted followers of Sanatan Dharma.

The teacher had, in one of the posts, sniffed a BJP-RSS design to "recreate Godhra in Delhi".

According to sources, around 50 ABVP members stormed his college and staged a demonstration before filing an FIR at the Silchar Sadar police station against him.

The ABVP boys also surrounded his house. Some them barged in and abused everyone, including his parents for not teaching ethics to their son.